From: Beijing, China
I am too new to read about MichealT and Pelton, but I do cry after every second sentence in the AARs of Telemecus and HLYA, because they inspired me so much
Very good points, especially regarding "historical." As for reloading, i was quite disappointed to learn it's not detectable in pbem. Not only you rely on opponents honor, but also his trust when you makes a master move yet cant prove it's not a result of reloading. Now i understand why all the talk about "Reliable" players.
I agree about the sportsmanship. Since we are only playing for fun, not victory in real life or even money, gaining an edge through misunderstanding by the opponent ruins the game for both sides.
The reason i asked is that i reached the vicinity of leningrade on T3 in my current game. My opponent, who is by no means a inexperienced player, apparently did not anticipate this.
The trick i used is very plain. Surbodinating motorized division to army hq who has a lot of fuel dump, and i got two 46mp mots at pskov starting T3.
Is it gamey? I don’t know. It’s simple game mechanics. Has been there for probably the whole life of the game, yet not removed.
Is it ahistorical? I don’t think so. Having direct units under HQ and prioritized supply is more historical than many other aspects.
Is it overpowered? Again I don’t know. Only played agains ai so far.
Now I am just a little hesitating about whether to use this and certain other tactics, because the line to me is not very clear.